Something you see a lot in action movies is an opening sequence that is thrown directly at some kind of persecution or mission, in an attempt to kick off with an initial kick. But too often, these sequences can end up being boring: if you do not know the character very well, or have any idea of what is happening, then what do you really care about the outcome of these events?
Previously The week I saw Mary and the Witch & # 39; s Flower the first film of Studio Ponoc, which begins in the same way. But for some reason, it works unusually well, and I'm still trying to figure out why. On a very basic level, I'm sure it's only because the movie is ridiculously beautiful, but obviously there's something more than that.
The most important thing, I think, is that the opening sequence of the movie is full of mysteries. It is not clear what our apparent hero is doing, or if she is even a hero. Everything seems to have gone wrong, and strange new things continue to happen one after the other. It is also fast: the film does not drag it; It continues long enough to show us something exciting and important, then to transport us and leave us wanting more.
Check out 10 trailers this week below.
Finally we have a preview of Captain Marvel and this first advance reproduces some key issues: on the one hand, it is a prequel to the MCU, which is presented before any other movie . It also works as an introduction to a character that is not as well known. And he's doing it, in part, by playing with the fact that this is the first time Marvel puts a woman in the lead role. It's time, and it looks great so far. It will be released next year on March 8.
If Beale Street Could Talk
The follow-up by Barry Jenkins to Moonlight is almost here and seems simply unreasonably beautiful – visually, for one, but also just immensely heartbreaking and comforting as well. This is going to be another must visit. It leaves on November 30.
Ralph breaks the Internet
There's a new trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2 and although there's a lot of fun in it, it kind of makes me think that the movie is going to be full of jokes rancid on internet. Of course, it seems that it will not be a problem for the intended audience of the film, but the first movie was so well received that you have to hope it has the broader appeal that makes the best Disney movies so special. It leaves on November 21.
Mary Poppins Returns
Here is the first full trailer of Mary Poppins Returns . And true to the name, the film really seems to be a return to the original film form, with all the theatrical, musical and caricatural quirks that permeate the world of rag characters when a bit of magic comes along. It leaves December 19.
The girl in the web
Seven years after David Fincher adapted The girl in the dragon tattoo the series returns to the cinemas but with a completely different team in front and behind the camera . It is directed by Fede Álvarez, who restarted the 2013 Evil Dead and has Claire Foy starring Lisbeth Salander. It leaves on November 9.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown will return for the final season of seven episodes starting this Sunday, with several of his episodes dedicated to honoring Bourdain's legacy after his death in June. Only the last episode, one with W. Kamau Bell, will feature the story of Bourdain. And in this first look, Bell talks about the experience of obtaining, essentially, the dream of all the fans: the opportunity to travel with Bourdain while exploring a city.
Writer and director Sandi Tan has prepared a documentary about his attempt to make a first film when he was 20 years old. But this is not a happy story about making a movie: it's a mysterious story about a strange man who disappeared with all his images, and how Tan and his friends have dealt with the story Through The Years. This is Netflix on October 26.
Four years ago, a couple of filmmakers came out with a short called Prospect about a teenager on an alien planet who has to fight to survive after they kill her father. Now, that short film has become a feature, and it seems that it is using the same low-budget techniques to transform our own world into something that seems frightening and strange. It leaves on November 2.
The Haunting of Hill House
The classic horror novel by Shirley Jackson is adapting to a Netflix series. And although the series seems to be going beyond the scope of the novel, it should bring the expected creepy. This trailer is about many horror clichés, but it also shows what could make it stand out, that follows a family for an extended period of time, seeing how this horrible house affected their lives. Sale October 12.
Two weeks after the conservative criticism about the supposed omission of the American flag by First Man Universal has released a new trailer for the film that is mostly boring, but includes copious shots of the American flag. The main complaint was that the film – which only a small number of film critics have seen – does not show that the flag is placed on the moon, which led its director to explain in a statement that the flag, in fact, seems being planted on the moon, it's just that Neil Armstrong is not actively showing up there. It was an immensely foolish controversy. And as a result, we now have this breakthrough with a miniature image showing the flag planted on the moon. Good work, everyone.